Department of Veterans Affairs

Hobbs, governor, Christian Slater,
Apr 10, 2023

Hobbs hires new communications director from out of state

Christian Slater, a veteran Democratic communications strategist, will be Gov. Katie Hobbs’ next communications director, the governor announced on Monday.

affordable housing, rent, Petersen, Senate, Republicans
Mar 13, 2023

Lawmakers should approve Senate bill to provide affordable housing to veterans

It’s time for our state government to take action to serve our veterans and Servicemembers, but just as importantly, for all Arizonans struggling with our state’s housing crisis.

Jun 30, 2015

Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism

The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.

Dec 24, 2014

Judge rules firing of Phoenix VA director was justified

A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office, but not because of delays in care and secret waiting lists that consumed the agency this year.

Nov 25, 2014

VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the head of its troubled Phoenix hospital amid allegations of misconduct and cover-ups.

Oct 13, 2014

VA calls for firing of four officials; Phoenix director not on the list

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recommended the removal of four senior officials around the country, but missing from that list is the director of the troubled operation in Phoenix.

Jun 17, 2014

Congress doesn’t lack for solutions after VA problems hit the headlines

AMVETS spokesman David Gai said his organization is hoping for one comprehensive reform bill to fix problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jun 4, 2014

Republicans offer alternative VA health care bill

WASHINGTON ai??i?? A bill proposed by four Senate Republicans would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

May 29, 2014

Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says.

May 29, 2014

US House panel blasts VA officials as report uncovers problems in Phoenix

WASHINGTON – A House committee subjected Department of Veterans Affairs officials to a two-and-a-half-hour barrage of questions Wednesday about waiting lists and veteran deaths at the agency’s medical facilities.

May 8, 2014

Embattled VA Secretary Shinseki refusing to resign

WASHINGTON ai??i?? Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki brushed aside calls for his resignation on Thursday and got an unexpected political lifeline Thursday from House Speaker John Boehner in the wake of reports that 40 patients died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital.

President Barack Obama, right,Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, center, and Vice President Joe Biden welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 6, 2014

Veterans Affairs rejects call for Shinseki to quit

The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix.